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Microlighting Devon

Honiton, Somerset

• Take off from Dunkeswell Airfield nr Honiton
• Go microlighting over the stunning Blackdown Hills
• Operated by a fixed-wing Icarus C42
• Microlight school run by a small & friendly team

What's Included

  • Enjoy a fixed-wing experience in a modern Icarus C42 aircraft
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Opportunity to take the controls and fly the aircraft yourself during the flight
  • Tuitions from a CAA qualified instructor
  • Flights last for 30, 45 or 60 minutes chock to chock, depending on the voucher chosen

What Can I Expect

Fixed-winged fun when you go microlighting in Devon! This small, but perfectly formed microlight school is based at Dunkeswell Airfield in East Devon, tucked in right next to the beautiful Blackdown Hills, making it a lovely airfield to take off from.

Headed up by Jim Greenshields, these guys know a thing or two about microlights as they sell, build, maintain, store and offer training in a range of fixed wing microlights. Jim started flying hang-gliders in 1978 and has flown everything from gliders to vintage aircraft, clocking up many thousands of hours of experience on over 200 aircraft types in countries around the world.

It's fair to say Jim lives and breathes microlighting and we're sure his enthusiasm will rub off on you. It's no surprise that Jim has settled at Dunkeswell Airfield as it's in a truly superb spot, just five miles north of Honiton and 15-miles north-east from Exeter. Within minutes of taking off, the incredible  Jurassic Coast is in sight.

These trial flights over Devon are operated in one of the school's fixed-wing microlights; typically the Icarus C42. At first sight, these aircraft look like traditional planes, as they use ailerons, rudders and elevators to control pitch, yaw and roll, with a control stick and two pedals inside the closed cockpit - but they're much, much lighter. They're also great to fly.

All experiences start with a welcome and pre-flight safety briefing. You will then head off on your flight, showing you the joys of microlighting over the Devonshire countryside and the south coast, as you soar gracefully like a bird. If you feel like giving it a go yourself, you will be able to take the controls, or you can just sit back and enjoy the ride, it's totally up to you.


  • Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Honiton, Devon
  • Please note: The flying school will be moving premises at the end February 2024 to a private airfield near Taunton in Somerset.  Flights will take place here thereafter

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
  • Maximum weight 14 stone / 90kg
  • Maximum height 6ft 2ins


  • Spectators are welcome to go along to the airfield to watch the take off and landing

Anything Else

  • Bring a camera for some great photo opportunities


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 3
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Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 3 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Jona Mason
a brilliant flight where i could fly over my house and still get in some exciting low level flight,...
Rating: 5 stars
The pilot was amazing and knowledgeable. Lots of hands on experience given. A great day. I would hi...
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent flight with Jim, great experience with wonderful views of Devon. Really enjoyed the chanc...